The total homeless population in August this year was 8,270, compared with 8,160 in July and 6,611 in August last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children across the State has risen above 3,000 for the first time, latest figures from the Department of Housing show. The m(...)

Anti-abortion protesters Jennifer Christie, Laura Ní Chonghaile, Shauna Prewitt, and Rebecca Kiessling outside Leinster House this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Already we are hearing that Fine Gael Ministers “Do not believe the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly for the legislation of abortion will pas(...)

Dublin Bus. File photograph: Alan Betson

Twenty-one Dublin bus routes will be rerouted from Sunday to facilitate the new cross-city Luas lines. Buses will no longer be able to turn right at (...)

Video game developer Brendan Greene in Tokyo, Japan. Since going on sale in March, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), jointly developed by Greene and South Korean developer Bluehole, has sold 13 million copies. Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg

Three years ago, Brendan Greene was on welfare in his hometown of Kildare, Ireland, getting an earful from social workers about how he should stop was(...)

An Bord Pleanála has been told to reconsider the Maighne wind farm project. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill

The High Court has “quashed in its entirety” a refusal by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a 47-turbine wind farm on the Kildare-Meat(...)

The St Margarets Traveller Housing scheme in Ballymun. File photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A new course to train Travellers to in conflict resolution has huge potential to deal with “long-standing problems of inter-familial conflict,” in the(...)

Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and their aunt Barbara Doyle (20) died  in a house fire at Church Lane, Kilcock, Co Kildare on September 20th, 1987.

A man arrested in connection with a house fire that killed two children and their aunt in Co Kildare 30 years ago has been released from custody. Ke(...)

 Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and their aunt Barbara Doyle (20) died at the children’s home in Church Lane, Kilcock, Co Kildare on September 20th, 1987

Gardaí have arrested a man over a triple homicide house fire 30 years ago in which two children and their aunt died. The suspect has never come to th(...)

The social housing projects will be the first large-scale PPPs pursued since the collapse of the developer-led social housing system nine years ago. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Plans for more than 100 social houses and apartments at a vacant site owned by South Dublin County Council in Clondalkin have been approved by council(...)

Elizabeth Byrne with her daughters Mary Ellen (8) and Kerrie (3).  Photograph: An Garda Síoch‡na/PA Wire

A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with a house fire that killed two small children and their aunt 30 years ago. Kerrie Byrne (3) Mary (...)